Hottest day in February

CQ sweltered through its hottest Feb day this week.

A huge treasure trove of prizes to be won

CQ News general manager Karin-ane King is encouraging readers to enter the Treasure Hunt competition.

We are rewarding our readers with our Treasure Hunt competition

Members needed for club to survive

Auctioneer Len "Fonz” Bargenquest and Rotary member Errol Rix at the Blackwater Rotary Auction.

Blackwater Rotary Club is looking for more members

It's time to pay council rates

The Central Highlands Regional Council office in Emerald.

Rates are expected in the letterboxes of Central Highlands residents

Flood mitigation work complete

MITIGATION PROJECT: The earthmover at work to clear the Nogoa River.

The flood mitigation project in the Nogoa River is complete.

Theft, wilful damage, break and enters in crime wave

Police.Photo: Valerie Horton / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Central Queensland town's latest criminal incidents

Funding fight: 'Agriculture pays our bills'

SUPPORT STATE'S EARNERS: Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar, shadow agricultural minister Dale Last and shadow treasurer Scott Emerson in the Central Highlands.

Could our lack of agriculture infrastructure funding stunt growth?

Winner's heart of gold

EXCEPTIONAL CARE: Ozcare Ozheart winner Vivian Webley.

Emerald in-home support worker wins statewide Ozcare award.

Locals bale-up generous donation for NSW farmers

GENEROUS DONATION: Tony O'Regan from Emerald Hay.

40 bales of hay have been donated to NSW farmers.

The $35m idea that started in a home office

Zina Richter and her husband Pynith Char started out in their humble home in Bella Vista in Sydney’s north west.

This couple went from a home office to a $35m idea

Potential home buyers punished for doing the 'right thing'

Should I go to university or buy a house?

Smartphones ready to replace point-and-click cameras

Huawei’s latest smartphone, the Mate 9, features a Dual Camera created with Leica.

Smartphones are posing an even ­greater threat to their camera peers

50 more high rise buildings planned for Brisbane CBD

Height limits have been scrapped for Brisbane CBD

800,000 more people expected to work in city over next 20 years

Unitywater defends price hike

BUSINESS HURTING: Chair of Regional Development Australia Tony Riddle has gone into bat for Sunshine Coast businsses hit by services charges.

Business leader slams utility companies

New suburb in the crosshairs of Coast vandals

UNDER WRAPS: Graffiti on art installations at the entrance to the newly opened Bells Creek Arterial Road has been covered up.

Vandal rechristens Stockland as something less than complimentary

Five wheelie bins filled with dead bats after extreme heat

A Marburg woman picked up about 150 dead bats from her property.

Woman spends hours picking up rotting bodies

Palaszczuk rules out any deals with One Nation

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaks at the Queensland ALP's 53rd state conference on the Gold Coast, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

Premier Palaszczuk adamant she will not accept One Nation support

Body of missing elderly man found at Coast beach

Police have confirmed that they have located the body of the missing elderly man at a Coast beach.

A BODY has been found in the search for a missing elderly man.

Building a better picture for agriculture

The Lego farmer checks the rain gauge after heavy falls.

Lego farm sparks a positive agriculture conversation.

TC Alfred forms in Gulf of Carpentaria

TC Alfred has formed offshore in the Gulf of Carpentaria

Rolf Harris says prison is 'slowly killing' him

Rolf Harris believes he’ll be dead within a year as a retrial threatens another six years behind bars. Picture: AFP

Jailed paedophile says he will be dead within a year

Interim satellite internet about to be switched off

An artists impression of the new Sky Muster satellite.

Homes may soon lose their internet connection

Mother of seven charged with making a homemade gun

Penrith mother of seven Amy Jenkins has been charged with possessing a homemade sub-machinegun.

Mother of seven charged with making a homemade gun

Teen filmed herself abusing a taxi driver in ugly rant

A Brisbane teen filmed herself verbally abusing a taxi driver

Taxing: Why ATO working day ends at 4.51pm

Generic pic of Dali-style clock. Photo Contributed

Push to extend working day 'highly contentious' among staff

Labor MP opens up about his own mental health battle

Mirani MP Jim Pearce, who has battled with mental health issues, says he'll back any move to get more help for people suffering mental health in regional Queensland, and further afield.

Petition for more counsellors in Sarina gets MP Jim Pearce's backing

Fatal head-on crash caught on camera

Motorist has filmed the moment of a fatal head-on collision in WA

4.8 Magnitude quake hits near site of Kaikoura quake

Nearly 800 people reported feeling the earthquake

A 4.8-magnitude quake has struck near North Canterbury

“It’s only been 30 days and he’s done more than Obama"

Donald Trump... still has plenty of support in heartland America.

'Damn right he is shaking it up. That is why people voted for him'

Trump invited club members to cabinet meetings: leaked audio

President Donald Trump during a campaign rally Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Melbourne, Fla.

Trump has been caught doing what Clinton was accused of

Sad surprise when one unwitting offence leads to another

UNPLEASANT SURPRISE: A man received an extra unpleasant surprise when pulled up by police with an expired licence. He also found that the licence offence put him over the drink driving limit, even though he was below 0.05%

Man finds his licence expired, and that puts him over the limit

Man risks his life to tap off his opel card despite fire

A bus fire has closed the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Would you risk your life to tap off?

Nude Olympics etiquette explained

NUDE SHOCK: The Alexandria Bay nude beach carnival is being shifted south of the border.

Rules and the deal breaker which could see the event canned.

Parking machine gives woman $26.80 in 10c and 20c coins

WATCH OUT: The Gladstone Regional Council handed out 308 parking fines in six months after employing its first full-time parking officer.

She ended up taking the change home in a 'vomit bag'

Nude beach advocate says cops give him a raw deal

Herb Taylor has fronted court.

"Forrest Gump” memory slip to blame for licence blunder: court

No time to respond to job applicants? Google CEO does.

Girl, 7, delighted to get personal response from Google boss

Paul Murray listens to regions

The man who can talk underwater is ready to listen and broadcast it back to the pollies.

Why Hollywood’s siding with Brad Pitt over Angelina Jolie

Jolie may have the kids, but Pitt has custody of Hollywood

Tensions high at pointy end of MKR's round two

Things are really heating up on My Kitchen Rules.

Games are being played around the My Kitchen Rules table

Jungle Jay sent packing from I'm a Celebrity

I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Here! contestant Jay Laga'aia with Keira.

BIG friendly giant Jay Laga'aia has been eliminated from I'm A Celeb

Carson Kressley brings 'camp' to I'm a Celebrity jungle

"I am not all Park Avenue and daffodils” ... Carson Kressley.

Meet the "campest” campmate to star on I'm a Celebrity.

Tears and determination: Mackay lawyer's showdown

FOODIE FRIENDS: Mackay's Della Whearty with friend Tully will be in Group 2 of My Kitchen Rules.

MACKAY lawyer Della Whearty and partner Tully's instant restaurant.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi mystery already solved

FILE- This undated file photo provided by Disney shows Daisey Ridley as Rey, left, and John Boyega as Finn, in a scene from the film, \"Star Wars: The Force Awakens.\" Hasbro said it is changing its Star Wars Monopoly set after an 8-year-old girl became upset that Rey, the movie's female heroine, was not included as a figure along with Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. (Disney/Lucasfilm via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

A key mystery surrounding the title of episode eight has been solved